Spineless Pat caves on Common Core

In the latest contest to demonstrate just how much they hate President Obama, the legislative loons passed a bill to repeal the Common Core educational standards. Those would be the standards adopted by nearly every state in the union, and in which North Carolina invested $66 million.

Deputy Assistant Guvnor McCrory was one of the Republicans opposed to repealing Common Core. NC's business community, including the Chamber of Commerce, also opposed repeal.

In case you were wondering whether Pathetic Pat found a spine, grew a pair and stood up for something important, the answer is (SURPRISE!) no. Pat caved and signed the repeal today.

McCrory has supported Common Core in the past. Just last month, he said the push to repeal the standards "is not a smart move," but he acknowledged that some may need to be reviewed and corrected.

The governor also expressed concern that the changes could lower the state's standards – the same argument made by the North Carolina Chamber, which opposed the initial legislation.

And in McCrory's inferior mind, that fully explains why he did a complete reversal on this issue. Because, umm...it's a month later!

Comments

Not a smart move

Typically, other people have to point out Pat's not-so-smart moves.

In this case, he did it himself! Thanks Pat! Lookin' fine in your stupid hat!

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

The problem with common...

Common core, common ground, the common good, the Commonwealth...all sound too much like communist.

So, apparently, does common sense.

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The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR

Are you

some sort of commoner? ;-)

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014